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Old 08-24-18, 09:45 PM
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Your car is rad. Are you killing front tires, rear tires, or all of the above? What tires and tread wear rating? Mine is rough on the inside edges of front tires, but I turned them at 8000 miles and will probably get another 4K out of them. My '14 IS250 used to murder rear tires, but even then, I would get 7-8K miles out of them. I have the SPC camber kit in the rear of my 2016 and the rear tire wear is significantly better.

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They used to sell these individually on Amazon and it was sort of laughable. My friend Angle Face didn't realize that until he ordered and only one arm showed up. This seller is selling them in pairs, which makes more sense.

thanks. Iam chewing through fronts only. They are
continental extreme contact DWS 06. 550 wear rating
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Old 08-25-18, 11:40 AM
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thanks. Iam chewing through fronts only. They are
continental extreme contact DWS 06. 550 wear rating
i am a bit surprised by that, but then my fronts are looking a bit haggard now too. I just flipped them and the inner edges are beat. They have about 10K on them.
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thanks. Iam chewing through fronts only. They are
continental extreme contact DWS 06. 550 wear rating
Great tires, friend and I have gone through two sets each on previous cars.

Did you ever get the wear issue resolved? I also have an AWD and am in the spring-scouting stage, including the option of what you did although perhaps going Downs-front and Halfs-rear.
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Old 01-12-19, 09:31 PM
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I have not. Itís gotten worse. Insurance wonít write it off and Lexus wonít repair it. They seem to be at a stand still.

The wear issue seems seems to be coming from a transfer case issue which seems to be from an issue when they put the car back together after the accident. I have not seen the car in 4 months. Itís been in the shop. Yet the bank still wants their payments.

Seeking suggestions on how to get an insurance company to care to find a resolution.

I feel confident that the lowering ring springs are not the issue as many others here have the same set up and no issues.
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Oh wow, so sorry to hear. Wasn't the wear from before the accident though? Was it a serious one, with significant damage? Hope it comes to an equitable resolution for you.

Suppose the one positive is that it at least redeems the issue of the springs. Do you know of others who have "imbalanced" springs? I think SoCal has a car with only one pair of springs on it, and another here has Supers on the front and Downs on the back.
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Oh wow, so sorry to hear. Wasn't the wear from before the accident though? Was it a serious one, with significant damage? Hope it comes to an equitable resolution for you.

Suppose the one positive is that it at least redeems the issue of the springs. Do you know of others who have "imbalanced" springs? I think SoCal has a car with only one pair of springs on it, and another here has Supers on the front and Downs on the back.
I clipped a curb on an unmarked road through a construction zone with driver side wheels and looked like two flat tires and two bent rims. I though... new wheels and tires and Im on my way... then it was something else and something else and something else. Soon I was $5000 in and making an insurance claim. Car still wasn't riding right. The body shop got it and found the susp housing was bubbled and they had to cut the front of the car off and weld on a new one... Its never worked since. Looks great, seems great... kills tires. When I got it back the rev rake from factory was larger than normal so I dropped the front to level the car and it didn't help.
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So they essentially replaced the whole front end? Before I bought mine, I was looking at a 2016 IS300 AWD that had a $9K estimate for an accident, but ended up with a $32K claim. All it said on CarFax was "left front driver side" and the dealer couldn't give me any details, so perhaps it was something similar to what happened to yours. Crazy that there would be that much difference between estimate and actual, so they must have found more once they opened it up.
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